|Moses 'Daddy' Simon in full flight. photocred- aagent.be|
So finally Daniel Amokachi has put millions out of their misery by releasing the list of players to prosecute the Bolivia friendly next week and the big game against South Africa next weekend.
They were maiden call ups for right back Akeem Latifu from Aalesunds and Moses Simon of Gent was rewarded for his blistering start to his career in Belgium.
Anthony Ujah has been recalled to the team he last played for two years ago as Idion Ighalo's journey in the international wilderness has ended.
|Odion Jude Ighalo. Photcred-Getty Images|
Hapoel Beer She'eva midfielder John Ogu is recalled back into the squad with Leon Balogun who got injured during the international friendly with Mexico last year back in the mix
|Joseph Nathaniel. Photocred-Shengol Pix|
Joseph Nathaniel, Kingsley Sokari and Mfon Udoh lead a cast of home based players in the squad that has Gabros goalkeeper Chidiebere Eze and Azubuike Egwuekwe.
The usual suspects are back but there is no room for Elderson Echiejile, Juwon Oshaniwa and Emmanuel Emenike as Victor Moses has been placed on standby
The full list can be found below.
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille OSC, France); Theophilus Afelokhai (Kano Pillars); Chidiebere Eze (Ifeanyi Ubah United)
|Vincent Enyeama. Photocred. imkid.com|
Defenders: Chima Akas (Sharks FC); Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor FC, Turkey); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves); Nelson Ogbonnaya (Heartland FC); Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough FC, England); Akeem Latifu (Aalesunds FC, Norway); Leon Balogun (Darmstadt 98, Germany)
|John Ogu. Photocred. One.il|
Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Steven Ukoh (Biel-Bienne FC, Switzerland); Omatsone Aluko (Hull City, England); Hope Akpan (Reading FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Babatunde Michael (Volyn Lutsk, Ukraine); Joseph Nathaniel (Sharks FC); Kingsley Sokari (Enyimba FC)
|Kingsley 'Bobby' Sokari. Photocred-Shengol Pix|
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Aaron Samuel (Guangzhou R&F, China); Brown Ideye (West Brom, England); Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Anthony Ujah (FC Cologne, Germany); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Ubong Moses (Kano Pillars); Stanley Dimgba (Warri Wolves); Mfon Udoh (Enyimba FC); Standby – Victor Moses (Stoke City, England)
I promise to do a break down of the squad and talk more on the new invitees and what they can bring to the table.